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Tito Ortiz

Jacob Christopher "Tito" Ortiz (English: /tɪtɵ ɔərtɪs/) (born January 23, 1975) is a retired Mexican American mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, having held the title from April 14, 2000 to September 26, 2003. Along with fighters like Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell, he was one of the sport's early stars. Ortiz ultimately became the biggest pay-per-view draw of 2006 for his fights with Liddell, Forrest Griffin, and Ken Shamrock. Outside of his fighting career, Ortiz is the CEO of the Punishment Athletics MMA equipment and clothing line. He also owns an MMA training gym called Punishment Training Center, which is located in Huntington Beach, CA. On July 7, 2012, Ortiz became the ninth inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame. Jacob Christopher Ortiz was born to Samuel and Joyce Ortiz. He received his nickname "Tito," which means tyrant, from his father when he was a year old. He is the fourth child of his mother, Joyce, who had three sons from a previous marriage. His mixed heritage (Mexican father, American mother) has been reflected in his ring entrances as he has borne both Mexican and American flags. Ortiz began wrestling in his sophomore year at

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Tito Ortiz -- THE SMASHED PORSCHE ... After DUI Crash

Tito Ortiz
THE SMASHED PORSCHE ... After DUI Crash

TMZ Sports has obtained the photos of Tito Ortiz's battered Porsche, which the former MMA fighter crashed into a median while allegedly driving drunk last week. As we previously reported, Ortiz… READ MORE >

Jenna Jameson -- Tito Ortiz Will Hang Himself (Figuratively)

Jenna Jameson
Tito Ortiz Will Hang Himself (Figuratively)

Jenna Jameson is slamming Tito Ortiz for his DUI bust ... claiming he's putting their children in danger while committing public relations suicide.  Jenna thinks Tito's arrest after… READ MORE >

- 907 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- ARRESTED FOR DUI

Tito Ortiz
BUSTED FOR DUI

Ex-UFC fighter Tito Ortiz was arrested for DUI in L.A. this morning after crashing his Porsche on the 405 Freeway ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... the 38-year-old… READ MORE >

- 908 days ago
Jenna Jameson -- I Want Rampage Jackson to Kill Tito Ortiz ... Even Though They're Not Fighting

Jenna Jameson
I Want Rampage to Kill Tito Even Though They're Not Fighting

Jenna Jameson is now riding Rampage Jackson's bandwagon, hard ... and wants to see her ex Tito Ortiz go down -- because apparently she doesn't know he's already down.Jenna was partying in… READ MORE >

- 964 days ago
Jenna Jameson -- WHACKED OUT ... Live TV Segment Cut Short Over Bizarre Behavior

Jenna Jameson
WHACKED OUT Live TV Segment Cut Short Over Bizarre Behavior

Jenna Jameson was a MESS during a live TV interview this morning ... slurring and stumbling as if she was wasted on-air ... and it was so bad, sources tell TMZ that producers cut her segment… READ MORE >

- 984 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- Screw UFC ... Bellator Gots My Back Now!

Tito Ortiz
Screw UFC Bellator Gots My Back Now!

MMA legend Tito Ortiz is no stranger to bad breakups ... and tells TMZ he's moved on from the UFC because he knows Dana White ain't lookin' to bury the hatchet anytime soon.  Dana and Tito… READ MORE >

- 1048 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- Before Jenna Jameson Bashes Me on TV, Know This ... She's A LIAR

Tito Ortiz
Before Jenna Bashes Me on TV, Know This ... She's A LIAR

Tito Ortiz is scrambling to protect his reputation in the face of a public smear campaign ... helmed by his baby mama Jenna Jameson -- telling TMZ, whatever she's about to say on TV is bound to be… READ MORE >

- 1058 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- Jenna Jameson's LYING ... I'm Not a Drug-Abusing Wife-Beater

Tito Ortiz
Jenna's LYING I'm Not a Drug-Abusing Wife-Beater

UFC legend Tito Ortiz claims Jenna Jameson is lying through her teeth ... telling TMZ her allegations that he physically attacked her while abusing drugs are complete B.S.. Jenna went on a… READ MORE >

- 1128 days ago
Jenna Jameson Says Goodbye to Her Kids

Jenna Jameson
Says Goodbye To Her Twins

Jenna Jameson is a mess ... so much so her kids are now under the sole care of their dad.Sources close to Jenna tell TMZ ... Tito Ortiz had major concerns about Jenna's ability to care for their… READ MORE >

- 1175 days ago
Tito Ortiz -- Forrest Griffin Is a TERRIBLE Role Model

Tito Ortiz
Forrest Griffin Is a TERRIBLE Role Model

Tito Ortiz is coming out swinging against the guy that beat him into retirement -- telling TMZ, Forrest Griffin's use of testosterone before the fight sets a terrible example for kids ... and UFC… READ MORE >

- 1436 days ago

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